Sunday, November 18, 2012

Favorite color combinations

The two cards I want to share in this post show off a couple of my most favorite color combinations.
 First up, the CAS-UAL Fridays challenge to use blue and this wonderful shade of blue mixed with white. I used the Broken China Distress Stain and a blue Chalkboard spray.  I thought that the blue and whites looked pretty neat on the gray card.
 The ornament and the snowflake stamps are from Hero Arts. I stamped each one with white ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.  The embossed images then act as a resist when the colored ink and spray are added.  I just love that look.
 Here is the link to the CAS-UAL Fridays challenge.
This also fits the HAPPY HOLIDAY challenge at Paper Issues. The challenge is for a Christmas project, but I think a card fits for that.
And this also fits the Addicted to CAS SNOW challenge. It is their very first challenge, how cool is that!!!
And for my other card...
 I also wanted to play with the Freshly Made sketch challenge.  It seems it always comes and goes to quickly to get a card done for with their sketch. I made sure to make it in time this week.
 I just got a set of sentiment stamps from Hero Arts. I LOVE this set. I combined two of the sentiments. So many of them mix and match plus I love that font. The chevron tapes are from Queen & Co. and the dot petals are paper tape from Smashbox. The button is from WalMart.
Here is the Freshly Made sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. What a great card ... the bold black and vibrant yellow and just gorgeous together .... love that flower - wow!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  2. These are gorgeous Linda!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the colors and loving all the circles on the first one!!!

  3. What great cards! The blue is lovely and the black and yellow - I want it! I need to make one like that to send to a friend. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Pretty cards! The yellow and black is just striking! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  5. Lovely cards, Linda!! Theh snowflakes are my fave. Thanks so much for your recent comments on my blog! ^_^

  6. Great take on the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

  7. Beautiful card Linda! I love that yellow and black combination! So striking! Love that flower! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Gorgeous! Those blues are amazing. Love your snowflakes! Thanks so much for playing along in our first challenge at ATCAS! xx

  9. Super card Linda. Love the design. Fab take on the challenge theme. Thank you so much for joining in the first Addicted to CAS challenge this week.
    Regards Florence x

  10. I LOVE your first card. This is one of my favorite color combos! Fantastic design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATCAS!
    Hope to see you again!


  11. Ooh, awesome cards, Linda! SO striking! I love that emboss resist you did with the ornaments and snowflakes. The blue and white looks amazing with that gray. Love the icy look it has. And the second card is really graphic and eye catching! Love the bold colors and graphics and love that sentiment! FAB!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hope you have a fabulous holiday!

  12. The circles in your top design are just amazing. Two great cards here! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. Blue and white is one of my favourite combos for Christmas too. You have a lovely card set against a cool grey background. Thanks for sharing with us on our first challenge at Addicted to CAS, we do hope we see you visiting us again. Caz

  14. Such a pretty wintry card!! We are featuring it tomorrow evening on the Paper Issues blog!